Birmingham England’s own veteran punk trio Templeton Pek are set to release their fourth full length record entitled “New Horizons” July 24th 2015 via Hardline Entertainment.
The 11 track album was recorded by Ken Seaton at The Porch in Hermosa Beach, CA and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Sum 41, Lit, Pennywise) at Maple Studios in Santa Ana, CA.
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About Templeton Pek-
The band released “Signs” to critical acclaim in 2013 via Century Media Records. Produced by Shep Goodman (Four Year Strong, American Authors, Bayside) the album was recorded in New York City and contains songs which are now cemented in blistering live shows such as: “Barriers”, “Slow Burn”, “What Are Your Waiting For”, the radio friendly “Wake Me Up” and “Signs”
“… A BOLD, POWERFUL RECORD OF PUNKED-UP MELODIC ROCK THAT PACKS A REAL PUNCH“– Rock Sound Magazine (UK)
“…ROUSING POWER, HARMONIOUS COMBINATIONS OF ENERGETIC UP-BEATS, HOOKS AND MELANCHOLIC MELODIES.“– Rock Hard Magazine (DE)
“…CLEARLY AND DEFINITIVELY SETS ITSELF BETWEEN PUNK AND ROCK…AN INTERESTING MODERN ROCK ALBUM WITH A PUNK WAIVER.“– Metal Hammer (DE)
“Signs” peaked at #7 on the Dat 20 Charts in Germany, and tracks “What Are You Waiting For” and “Wake Me Up” peaking at #2 and #9 respectively alongside industry heavyweights.
The band have enjoyed successful media partnerships and coverage with Visions, Kerrang!, Rocksound, Big Cheese, Metal Hammer (EU & UK), In Your Face, Rock Hard, Muzu.tv and many more magazines.
The single “Wake Me Up” is still playlisted on Kerrang! TV & Scuzz TV (6 months after release), as well as racking up airplay across European Radio stations including XFM, Kerrang Radio, Star FM Berlin, and many more.
Recent songs have also featured on many computer soundtracks. Including the million copy selling codemaster’s console games “Colin McCrae’s The Dirt 2” & “The Dirt: Showdown” sequel. Also appearing on “Drift Mania Championship 2” & “Street Outlaws” mobile racing games.
Having toured most of UK and Europe over their career since the release of their debut “No Association” in 2008, the band are well seasoned whether playing large festivals, Arenas, Academies or club shows. Sharing stages with the likes of: Sum 41, Rise Against, Taking Back Sunday, Bullet For My Valentine, Pendulum, Bad Religion, Alkaline Trio, All Time Low, Pennywise, Four Year Strong, Mindless Self Indulgence, Millencolin, Zebrahead, No use For A name and more.
Built with a DIY ethic engrained into them, the band even self recorded and self produced their sophomore album “Scratches & Scars” in 2011 to critical acclaim.
Whilst “Signs” was their most successful album to date, behind the scenes there was turmoil occurring without the bands knowledge resulting in an unamicable split with their management company as it collapsed mid campaign.
The band began writing again in early 2014, and now in contact with Ken Seaton of LA based label Hardline Entertainment who had expressed interest in the band. Accepting his offer of recording a new album in his studio The Porch in California, the band flew to the US and spent over a month living and recording in Hermosa beach, Los Angeles, hometown of Black Flag, Descendents, All and Pennywise. Following a productive session in LA, Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Sum 41, Lit, Pennywise, Ignite) then came onboard and mixed the album in Maple Studios, CA.
The band states: “Being in a town so rich in punk rock and specifically melodic punk rock inspired us to record “New Horizons” and make it sound the way it does. It’s definitely a new era for us as band on so many levels.”
The album is about using and building on the past, and that’s exactly the drive that the band has. Armed with a new label, new management, a new member and a new batch of songs that represent and sound like a band that has a new lease in life, the album title speaks for itself.
“Primarily it is a positive album about going back to writing songs that made us want to be in a band, or listen to bands in the first place and its an album about moving forward.”